|Question:||AVCHD workflow for Mac-Transcode Sony PJ10 AVCHD to MOV for Avid MC|
Summary: In this article you will get to know the best way to transcode Sony PJ10
AVCHD to MOV DNxHD for Avid Media Composer.
Sony HDR-PJ10 Review:
The good: The Sony Handycam HDR-PJ10's built-in projector and stereo speakers are
very convenient for sharing home movies. Plus, the HD camcorder has the same wide-
angle lens, built-in USB cable, and good automated performance as its projector-
The bad: If you don't plan to use the projector, the rest of the camcorder's
performance and feature set are a bit underpowered for the money.
Import Sony HDR-PJ10 MTS to Avid Media Composer
"I have just got Handycam HDR-PJ10, a camcorder that supports 1920 x 1080 Full HD
60p recording, I recorded some footages when I travel. Now I want to import Sony
HDR-PJ10 AVCHD files to Avid Media Composer for editing, but I always encounter
problems in the importing process. What video format and codec should I use so that
I can edit PJ10 AVCHD in Avid natively and smoothly?"
If you usually edit videos, you may know that MTS and M2TS format is not friendly
with many editing softwar, like Avid. Avid Media Composer doesn't support MTS files
well because of the codec and frame rate, you may encounter many problems when you
try to import or edit Sony camera recorded videos.
Is there an easy way to edit Sony PJ10 MTS in Avid Media Composer?
The best way is that you need to convert Sony PJ10 MTS to Avid MC supported file
format, Avid best supported video format is DNxHD codec MOV format, so it's the
first choice if you need to edit Sony PJ10 in Avid Media Composer, you can follow
the guide below.
1. Download Pavtube MTS to MOV Converter for Mac, it's an excellent Mac MTS to Avid
converter. If you need to run on windows platform, please try MTS Converter for
Tip: You can also try Free MTS converter for Mac from iTunes app store, this
freeware has some limitations on output format, like Apple ProRes codec for FCP is
2. Click "Add" to load Sony PJ10 video files or directly drag the files into file
3. Click "Format" bar to determine output format. The program offers particular
output formats for Avid. Just click the format bar and choose "Avid Media Composer
-> Avid DNxHD 720p (*.mov)" as the best output codec for encoding MTS to MOV for
editing MTS in Avid Media Composer.
Tip: If you are iMovie or FCE users, view the article "Sony HDR-PJ10 MTS footage
working with iMovie or FCE"
4. If you would like to customize the video and audio parameters, you can click
"settings", adjust the parameters as you want, like Video Codec, aspect ratio, bit
rate, frame rate, Audio codec, sampling rate, bit rate, channels.
5. Click "Convert" to start.
The software can help you to convert Sony PJ10 to Avid MOV video at a short time if
the file not so big. Video and audio quality and synchronization are perfectly
guaranteed, you can also read more guides in Pavtube MTS column - Convert MTS files
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